Articles written by: Kathy Dieser

If Kathy could create a new job title and get paid to do whatever she wanted, she would be "Professionally in Pursuit of the Good Life" (but try to fit THAT on a business card). She graduated with a degree in Communications from Indiana University in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana in the spring of 2012 and moved to Colorado as soon as possible because no offense to Indiana, but it's a little flat out there. In her free time she can be found practicing her gourmet cooking skills over an open fire, reading in climbing trees, or pretending she's a bear in the Rocky Mountains, hoping she doesn't actually run into a real bear, because that might be a little awkward.

10 Incredible Wildflower Hikes

10 Incredible Wildflower Hikes

How about instead of buying your significant other flowers (or stealing them from your neighbor’s garden—shame on you), you give them a whole lush, green paradise of brightly colored flowering buds backed by mountains, or even better yet, more lush green fields filled with vibrant petals?  Or maybe you don’t [...]

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

Eight Essentials for Traveling Abroad

If you’re anything like me, you put a lot of planning into your packing.  In the weeks leading up to a big trip, especially an international one, the daydreaming is basically constant.  Inevitably though, regardless of the mental preparation, you put it off.  You could probably make a lot of [...]

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

Why You Should Hike in Hawaii

When you think about Hawaii, mini umbrellas in frozen tropical drinks come to mind, right?  Flips flops, snorkeling, maybe surfing…the beach in Hawaii is a luring idea.  That is the idea of a “vacation,” getting away and doing nothing for a few weeks, soaking up some sun, maybe flirting with [...]

The Price of Good Outdoor Gear

The Price of Good Outdoor Gear

Repeat after me: Hi, my name is (___________) and I am a gear junkie. Don’t worry, gear hoarding and over-enthusiasm is a common issue.  Without generous people like us, where would all those deserving hiking pants, freeze dried crème brulee , and insulated water bottles live?  But…have you ever had that moment [...]